September 2019 Album of the Month – Disillusion’s The Liberation

Wednesday, 16th October 2019

Good things come to those who wait, right? Disillusion fans have been waiting for more than a decade for new material, and The Liberation itself isn’t the easiest album to wrap your head around initially. Instead, it demands your full attention, and repeated listens to really absorb everything that is going on around it. But it really knows how to build things up, and put all of the emotions on the line, which is why it has snagged our album of the month position. It’s not just a great comeback for the band, but one of the fall’s strongest offerings for metal as a whole.

An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9.5/10 review, which posted on September 8, 2019:

First things first, it will take some time to really get to the bottom of The Liberation. It’s not an album that one can put on and immediately fall in love with (though some may disagree). Instead, it’s a matter of sitting back, giving it your full attention, and really diving into the material in order to reap the highest benefits. There’s a lot going in any particular track and most happen to be fairly lengthy endeavors. In comparison to Back to Times of Splendor, there’s a bit less melodeath and a bit more prog. There are some heavy moments, such as on the title track and stunning “Winterlude,” but it’s more about providing some added contrast than trying to go all-out into aggression. What can be expected though, is that you will be pushed through the emotional ringer as slow-burning melodies sneak up on you and explode into moments of triumphant and elation.

For those willing to put in the time, Disillusion’s The Liberation is an alluring and majestic piece of progressive metal. An impressive comeback for a perpetually underrated band that hopefully will get their due this time around.

Read the entire review HERE.

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